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Blogtober Day 20 – 5 Super Cool Things About The Place Where I Live

It is Day 20 of blogtober and today is all about where I live.  I have to list 5 great things about where I am living.  Now although I have lived here on and off since I was 11, and I seem to keep being drawn back. I have found it difficult to  think about anything even with the totally obvious thing (to my kids anyway).  So I hit google and I got my inspiration.  So here we go 5 great things about living in Chessington.

  1. Chessington World of Adventures – For my children they think this is amazing, we live so close (walking distance) and I drive past everyday.  There are lots to do here the theme park, zoo, aquarium, Go Ape and now Glamping.  I am just not so much of a fan due to the traffic.
  2. London – We are 20 minutes away from London Waterloo, which means we just jump on a train and are there and walking along the South Bank within an hour, or seeing an attraction.  This is something I love, living far enough away to not be in the hustle and bustle all the time, but close enough to enjoy a day or night out.
  3. Countryside – I am very lucky where I live to be able to look out my front windows (ignore the main road) and have fields as my view, where we often see deer or foxes with their young.  I look out of my back windows and I have more fields.  We can walk a couple of minutes down the road with the dogs and have fields and forests to walk them, all accessible without a car.  This is one thing I would miss if we ever moved away.
  4. Hampton Court Palace – I love history, and what better place to visit than an old palace with so much history.  We have taken all the kids here and my Daughter went on a school trip as well.  Luckily she has my love for history.
  5. National Trust – We are members of the National Trust, and are lucky to have 2 great places to visit Claremont and Polesden Lacy.  Where we have spent many a summer day walking around and having fun with friends and picnics.

I thought I would have trouble finding things to write about, but once I started I could go on and write a lot more.  So in reflection, living here is not all that bad.

Are there some amazing places where you live?



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  1. i haven’t been to chessington. the first time ive heard about it is the theme park. ive been wanting to go as a kid but never had the chance

    1. I have a love/hate relationship with the world of adventures, it is always easy to explain where we live when we mention it though x

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